G & H Contracting, Inc., along with Roanoke County Schools and RRMM Architects, celebrate the news that Masons Cove Elementary School has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buuildings. LEED Gold certification of Masons Cove was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. Some of the sustainable features included geothermal heating and cooling systems, an elaborate water filtration system, and natural lighting to illuminate much of the total space. Masons Cove Elementary is Roanoke County’s first school to achieve LEED Gold.